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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Shelestie Build Information

The Shelestie is the hybrid cross between a Shetland sheepdog and a West Highland terrier. Shelesties weigh between 15 and 25 pounds. They have pointy ears that stand upward. Shelestie coats are dense, coarse and straight, and the color choices include black and white, brown and white, gray merle and brindle. Their coats shed moderately, and regular grooming efforts are essential for keeping the coat tidy and free of mats.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):10-12 in.
Weight:15 - 25 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Shelesties are intelligent dogs that train quickly and easily. They are energetic and playful, so be prepared to provide them with plenty of physical activity. Shelesties make affectionate family dogs.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Moderate Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Friendly


Colors:Black, Chocolate, Cream, Gray, White
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Dense

Shelestie Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Moderately easy to train